Cleaner street are on the way

The persistent, pernicious, sometimes overwhelming nature of the trashproblem in this city has defied the best efforts of leadership here for decades. Chelsea’s streets and sidewalks, some of its major arteries and its many side streets are often used as…

The heating oil scam

A gallon of heating oil in today’s marketplace is $3.00 or more for consumers who heat their homes and properties with oil. Despite a near state of oversupply and little new demand beyond that which comes with exceedingly cold weather,…

The recycling failure

It makes sense that a city afflicted with a chronic and undifferentiated trash issue cannot come to terms with recycling. Chelsea is that place, big time. The city’s recycling rate is 5%,  an astounding 75% below the state average. In…

Obituaries 12-16-2010

Leonora ‘Lennie’ Indrisano Winthrop resident Leonora A. “Lennie” (Repucci) Indrisano of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere on Friday, December 10 after a long illness. She was 87 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the…

FBI coming to Chelsea

Chelsea chosen as New England headquarters The FBI has chosen Chelsea to be the site of its New England headquarters, winning out over Boston for the agency’s plans to expand its operations. The announcement was made last week by City Manager…

ACS Development

In a way, the FBI coming to Chelsea will be ACS Development’s mother of all developments. It isn’t every year or even every decade that Chelsea’s largest and most successful real estate developer gets the go ahead for a 250,000…